Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Text Queen, Sign of the Narcissistic Times

What more illustrates the narcissism of our times than this story about a teen girl who sent over 14,000 text messages in a month.

Now I'm all for using new technology as much as we efficiently can. I text my fair amount, as it is very useful for brief, low-time-dependent information exchange, or for communication when audible options are not viable (ie, in a loud bar, or movie theatre). But almost 500 texts in one day? No one has that much to say, especially a teenager. This is just another example of the ever-creeping narcissism in the Myspace era, where everyone thinks their every utterance and thought warrants someone else's attention. Sorry kids, they don't, not by a long shot.


Anonymous said...

Correct me if I'm wrong... but text messages are sent to others, not to the self.

Your whole premise is way off.


ScienceAvenger said...

Yes, sent to others as if those others really need to hear whatever it is you are saying. Where's the flawed premise?